New inward investment win for Telford as O'Donovan Engineering opens a UK base

Telford & Wrekin Council proudly announces the establishment of O'Donovan Engineering's UK sales and distribution centre in Telford, marking a significant milestone in the towns business landscape.

Published on: 23 May 2024
A picture with a group of employees standing outside, in front of a sign for O'Donovan Engineering.

O'Donovan Engineering, a progressive family owned company headquartered in Coachford, Co Cork, Ireland, brings over 45 years of expertise in designing and manufacturing quality, innovative livestock housing and handling equipment. Founded in 1978, the company has earned a reputation for its commitment to quality and innovation, becoming one of the most trusted brands in the agricultural sector.

Through collaborative efforts between the council and The Department for Business and Trade, including property search assistance from Invest Telford, the council's business support team ensured a smooth transition for the company. 

The partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council and The UK Agri-Tech Centre also played a pivotal role in facilitating O'Donovan Engineering's establishment in Telford.

A spokesperson from Invest Telford, said:

"We are thrilled to welcome O'Donovan Engineering to Telford. Their decision to establish a presence here underscores our towns appeal as a prime location for businesses seeking strategic opportunities. This investment not only strengthens our economy but also reflects our ongoing commitment to fostering growth and innovation within our business community."

Deirdre O’Donovan, Managing Director at O'Donovan Engineering, added:

"Our establishment of a permanent office in the UK, particularly at the The Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub in Telford, underscores our firm commitment to offer a complete customer focused solution for the UK market. At O'Donovan Engineering, our primary focus is on developing solutions that enhance farm safety and efficiency. Through the integration of advanced safety features and the optimization of livestock flow, we aim to set new standards of excellence. We eagerly anticipate assembling a dedicated team capable of meeting the needs of this dynamic market." 

Les Hurdiss , Hub Operational Manager, The UK Agri-Tech Centre, said:

“The team here at the Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub are pleased to welcome O’Donovan Engineering and look forward to supporting them as they look to further develop solutions that enhance farm safety and efficiency across the UK agri-industries.”

Visit the Invest Telford website, to find out what support is available for Telford and Wrekin businesses.